Health Minister Cameron Friesen told media that doctors will also be subject to Bill 28, the Pallister government's wage capping bill, that MAHCP and other unions are fighting in court. Here's an excerpt:
A four-year contract between the province and Doctors Manitoba, the physicians' bargaining agent, is set to expire March 31.
Friesen told the Free Press Tuesday doctors will be expected to abide by a government policy that all public-sector workers undergo pay freezes for two years, followed by increases no greater than 0.75 per cent in the third year and one per cent in Year 4 of any collective agreement.
The legislative assembly passed Bill 28 to implement the government's public-sector pay regime in 2017. Doctors were included within the provisions of the bill. But the Progressive Conservatives have yet to proclaim it, so it is not yet law.
A coalition of 25 labour unions — not including Doctors Manitoba — is fighting the bill in the courts. A hearing is set to begin in November.
Manitoba's nearly 3,000 doctors will have to do their part to help the province overcome a stubbornly high operating deficit, Health Minister Cameron Friesen says. A four-year contract between the pro...
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Nurses at the hemodialysis unit at St. Boniface Hospital have penned a letter voicing concerns over what they are calling a “very unsafe” situation for both patients and nurses.
The letter, which the provincial opposition NDP supplied the media with on Tuesday, says nurses in the hemodialysis unit are being required to be on call at in the peritoneal dialysis unit “for which we have little to no formal training or experience.”
“We have repeatedly asked our manager and director for a meeting to allow us to discuss our concerns and to come to a consensus for a way to move forward in this situation,” the letter, signed by 37 nurses, said. “Up to this point, those requests have been ignored.”